Website Updated on 8/07/2024

All Course information on these pages is the 2024 program.  Members who have not enrolled but now want to, need to both  enroll for the new courses, and contact each group's coordinator to ask if they might join.

The June 2024 Tawa u3a Newsletter is available on the Newsletters /  Historical Newsletters page and also the 2024 Full Course Details (20 pages) and the Summary of Courses (4 pages) if you wish to read or print them.  The Financial Audit is also available here.

The latest Newsletter from the Porirua u3a (formerly Mana) is available on the Newsletters/ Newsletters for Various Groups and General page.

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Volunteer Collectors Wanted for 1-2 hours

We are looking for some collectors for our annual Daffodil Day campaign held on Friday 30th August in various locations and wondered if you would be happy to put a call out to your members to see if they are interested. I have attached a poster. There are options for 1 or 2 hours so we are very flexible. We also have some times on Saturday 31st

If your newsletter is electronic we have a link to book your own times directly if you wish. Please see below.

Thank you for your consideration.  Ngā Mihi nui,

Moana Uerata-Jennings,  Manager Volunteering and Margaret Stewart House I Pou Whirinaki, He Iti Pounamu,  Cancer Society Wellington Division.  Ph 04 389 0050

The mid-year Special General Meeting was heldon Monday June 24th 

The New Proposed Constitution

This is version 3 but shortly will post here the version 4 ratified at the SGM.

The following is helpful information about the process.

Why do we have to fuss about a constitution?

There has been an international problem about people setting up false community groups, sometimes charities, sometimes community groups, through which they have laundered money made from drug selling etc.

So to prevent this they have passed a law in 2022 which demanded certain ways of behaving in an incorporated society to prevent such dubious uses.

A government department, MBIE, (I am not sure what the initials stand for) designed a online tool to help us write our constitution.

 

Tawa u3a Constitution Documents

A .pdf version 3  is available  on the Newsletters page. while the   .doc also version 3 is available by clicking "Constitution" below.

Constitution

Writing Group Articles   Updated 20/6/24

This  Month's Feature Stories:  First Love Tawa ;  Fire Ball
Older stories:  Seven Reasons Bucket List; Paris Fashions; Italian Republic Day;  Stones;  A Sense of Place  - Lola Gudsell;  I Couldn't Believe He Would Say That -Brian Brasell;  A Challenge; Carpets and Holy Sox;  Birds by Barbara Boivin; Cities; A Saga;  When I Grow Up; The Storm; Padma -about my life; Educating the Neighbours (and Others) – by Ainsley;  I'm Not Dead Yet ; One ANZAC Day; Leaving ; Epidemic of Love ; Book Published

Poetry:  Like Water; Where is My Land;  When I was Young

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Hiking for Fitness and Health   (updated 8/1/24)

U3A members are invited to join an established local hiking group to maintain fitness, health and wellbeing. A medium fitness level is required. We meet at Tawa Rugby Club on Thursdays at 9am, for departure 9.20am. A koha is given to the drivers of vehicles each week.

We hike anywhere in the Wellington region and all are lunch hikes. An email as to where we are going, is sent out by the Group leader on the Wednesday prior to the hike, and their choice of hike is based on weather conditions etc. You will need standard hiking gear plus walking poles if you use them, plus morning tea, lunch and water.

This is a well organized and friendly group.

U3A Contact Allan Johnson    0211381233

Recycling Items
The Tawa Lions are running a recycling project.  You may like to contribute.

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Welcome to Tawa U3A

Tawa U3A is a group of people who are free during the day to gather for activities of interest.

We organise courses to teach subjects of interest like Art , Ancestry or Ukulele.

There are Discussion groups where you can express your point of view, and games both indoor and outdoor.

Talks are arranged on topics of interest like Health, History or Travel. We cooperate with other U3A groups and share sessions.

All up, we offer more than 40 learning and social opportunities at minimal cost.

You are certain to find some things that are of interest to you.  

 

You can email to any committee members on the "Contact Us" page

How to join U3A

Joining U3A Tawa can be done with a minimum of fuss. An easy way is to ring or email one of our Committee members whose names and contacts appear in the Contact Us page of this site.  You can also use our ENROL page or contact info email at the bottom of this page. The bank account numbers for paying the annual sub are also in the Contact Us page or you can pay to a Committee member. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Welcome to U3A Tawa.

You become a member of U3A Tawa by informing us of your name, address, phone number (and email if you have one) and paying the annual subscription.  You can cease being a member either by asking us to remove your name from our list or by not paying the subscription before May each year.

Coming up in the next seven days...

Thursday, 25 July 2024
10:00am - Computer Chatter [CMP] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Union Church Lounge from April
10:00am - 12:00pm - Art Group [ART] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre
9:00am - Tawa Hikers (TWH) RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Rugby Club, Lyndhurst Road
10:00am - Ramblers [RBS] RUNS ALL YEAR - Meet at Davies Street/Luckie Street car-park
9:30am - 11:30am - Table Tennis [TTN] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre Hall
Friday, 26 July 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm - Petanque [PET] RUNS ALL YEAR - Aotea Lagoon
10:00am - 12:00pm - Scrap-Booking / Cards [SCB] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre
10:00am - 11:00am - Tai Chi [TCM] Jointly with Mana U3A - Tawa Union Church Hall
1:00pm - 2:30pm - Ukulele Strum [UKU] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre
Tuesday, 30 July 2024
9:00am - Tawa- Linden Walkers [TLW] RUNS ALL YEAR - Meet at Tawa Junction, Wellington Beds end of car park
1:00pm - 2:30pm - Write It! (WIT) RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre, Boardroom entrance
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